Coronavirus cases in India cross 42,500; 2553 new cases in 24 hours

India’s COVID-19 count has crossed the grim milestone of 42,000-mark. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country has climbed to 42,533.

The death toll has increased to 1,373 as India recorded 72 deaths in last 24 hours. Both the number of new cases and and fatalities on Sunday were the highest reported in a single day so far.

Figures claim that 2553 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in India in last 24 hours. As many as 11,706 COVID-19 positive have been cured or discharged.

Presently, 1373 coronavirus positive patients have died and one has been migrated, as per the details shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The lockdown extension has come with several relaxations. However, the Ministry of Home Affairs mentioned that state governments can lessen the number of activities permitted by the Centre in Red Zone, and Orange Zones considering the prevalent situations in those areas.

The coronavirus lockdown has been extended for a third time and starting today it will continue till May 17. The government has introduced a new set of guidelines and relaxations for the country to follow till the end of the lockdown.

The Centre has classified districts across the country into 3 categories – Red Zone, Orange Zone and Green Zone – according to the severity of the coronavirus situation in the areas.